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Archive - May 2012

Manager: Doc Watson dead at 89

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The manager of Grammy-winning folk musician Doc Watson says the artist has died. He was 89. Full story...
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Manager: Doc Watson dead at 89

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The manager of Grammy-winning folk musician Doc Watson says the artist has died. He was 89. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation releases annual list of threatened sites

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The Historic Wilmington Foundation announced its seventh annual list of the most threatened historic places in the Cape Fear. Full story...
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Foreclosure rates in Wilmington up again

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A new housing report out today indicates foreclosure rates in the Wilmington area are on the rise. These figures, coming from CoreLogic, show rates in March 2012 at nearly three percent. Full story...
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NC site where 'Hunger Games' was shot being sold

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The North Carolina site where "The Hunger Games' was filmed is being sold. Full story...
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Beach visitors experience minor effects from Beryl

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As Tropical Depression Beryl makes its way to Southeastern North Carolina, beachgoers have noticed some changes during their time on the shoreline this afternoon. Full story...
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TV ad targets tax money for ballpark as city consultant prepares for public meeting tonight

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video A new TV commercial hopes to tune in Wilmington taxpayers. The commercial aims to attract support from folks not interested in using tax dollars to pay for a new ballpark. Meanwhile, the city's consultant will hold another public meeting tonight. Full story...
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Charlotte Knights want $11 million from city for new stadium

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The Charlotte City Council will hear Tuesday the latest proposal for a city subsidy for a proposed new uptown stadium for the Charlotte Knights. Full story...
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John Edwards jury ends 7th day of deliberations

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The jury in John Edwards' campaign corruption trial has finished its seventh day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Full story...
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House gives final approval to anti-annexation bills

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The state House of Representatives has given final approval to two bills blocking forced annexation in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC House panel backs next year's budget changes

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House budget-writers have recommended changes to the spending plan for North Carolina state government next year that ease school district funding reductions and give public employees and teachers a small bonus four years after their last pay increase. Full story...
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NC group: Panel, not lawmakers, to draw districts

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A bi-partisan group says it is time to stop allowing politicians to draw new congressional and legislative districts every decade so they stay in power. Full story...
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Crews set up downtown to film 'Iron Man 3'

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video "Iron Man 3" filming is underway. Maybe you noticed detours downtown this morning. Chestnut between 2nd and 3rd streets was closed for filming. Fences were set up to keep people away from the "Iron Man 3" set, but they're certainly not enough to keep some fans from getting as close as they can. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger's home sold at foreclosure auction

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New Hanover County Commssioner Brian Berger's home was sold to a bank during a foreclosure auction at the New Hanover County Courthouse Tuesday. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - May 28

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video UNC Wilmington has been paired against Vanderbilt on Friday in Raleigh in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. Whiteville High School will also be playing baseball on Friday. The Wolfpack will begin state championship play in Zebulon against Randleman High School. The Wilmington Sharks don't have to wait until Friday to play. The Sharks open the season at home on Tuesday, May 29th. Full story...
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